Riello UPS Case Study – Multi Power Makes The Grade For University

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Introduction

Read this case study from Riello UPS. It explores how Riello UPS' modular proves the ideal solution to upgrade protection at a leading research university’s data centres..

Key Challenges

The existing UPS systems in the supporting rooms of both data centres had been installed several years ago and the clock was ticking before they would reach their end of service life. One of the systems, in particular, was already prone to failure.

It was time to upgrade the power protection infrastructure, and the university turned to Riello UPS and long-standing authorised reseller and service partner Technical Power & Maintenance (TP&M).

The Solution

Taking into account the mission-critical nature of the university’s data centres, Riello UPS’s award-winning modular Multi Power range proved the natural choice to upgrade the existing system.

Due to the busy nature of the campus and the fact that the university didn’t want both data centres out of action at the same time, the UPS upgrades were phased.

So to start with, Technical Power & Maintenance replaced the failing UPS system with a pair of 126 kVA Multi Power units for a total power installation of 252 kVA.

Each UPS comprised 3 x 42 kW power modules and 2 x battery cabinets totalling 80 batteries, along with a battery isolator panel, to provide autonomy of more than 1 hour 30 minutes.

Following this successful first phase of the replacement, attention turned to the old UPS in the second data centre.

The three 80 kVA units were upgraded with two 210 kVA Multi Power in N+2 configuration, with each UPS comprising 5 x 42 kW power modules and 120 batteries housed on the existing rack to provide approximately 40 minutes runtime.

 

ABOUT RIELLO UPS

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Riello UPS Ltd is a leader in the manufacture of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems from 400VA to 6MVA. The company is part of the Riello Elettronica group which has support offices in 80 countries.

Riello UPS products combine engineering excellence with high-quality performance and energy efficiency, to enable reliable power for a sustainable world. Our award-winning product range includes 22 solutions for powering the smallest desktop PCs to the latest supercomputers used in advanced data centre operations.

The UK branch of Riello UPS is located in Wrexham, North Wales, where we operate from large purpose-built premises comprising office and training facilities as well as a fully-stocked warehouse. This enables an end-to-end service of comprehensive technical support and fast product dispatch.

As part of the Riello Elettronica group, Riello UPS is an official sponsor of the Ducati Corse MotoGP and Aruba.it Racing World Superbike Championship motorcycle racing teams, as well as an official partner of the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team in the FIA Formula E Championship for electric cars.

For further information please visit www.riello-ups.co.uk or contact marketing@riello-ups.co.uk / +44 (0) 1978 729297

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Published 4th March 2024